Student Life

Campus Ministry

What If I am not Catholic?

Saint Joseph’s University encourages all its students to further their own spiritual growth and religious faith during their formative collegiate careers. Because it is a university in the Catholic and Jesuit traditions, SJU abides by the principles of religious freedom, encouraging individuals and groups to practice their own faith as they so choose. Campus Ministry programs are open to all members of the SJU community and aim to support every individual’s faith journey and spiritual needs. In addition to the traditional Catholic activities, such as the Eucharist (Mass) and other “sacraments,” Campus Ministry coordinates weekend retreats, immersion trips, and weekly community service opportunities—which share principles from many faiths. The campus ministers look forward to getting to know and befriending each of you through the many programs and activities we oversee. We hope that, whatever your faith tradition, you may explore how Campus Ministry might help you to grow as a person of faith.

SJU Prays

Each year in January, the university sponsors an interfaith prayer service during which members of various faith traditions share the beauty of their own religious practices. All are encouraged to come and participate in this uplifting community event!

Local Places of Worship

Christian Churches

Ardmore United Methodist Church

200 Argyle Road, Ardmore, PA 19003


Overbrook Presbyterian Church

6376 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151


Church of St. John Episcopal

404 Levering Mill Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


African Episcopal Church of St. Thomas

6361 Lancaster Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19151


Pinn Memorial Baptist Church

2251 No.54th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19131


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church

196 Woodbine Avenue, Narberth, PA 19072


Church of Saint Asaph,  Episcopal

27 Conshocken State Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004

610 664 0966


Hillel Information

Adath Israel (conservative)

250 N. Highland Avenue, Merion Station, PA 19066


Lower Merion Synagogue (orthodox)

123 Old Lancaster Road, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004


Main Line Reform Temple

410 Montgomery Avenue, Wynnewood, PA 19096

610 649 7800


The Mosque of

Shaikh M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen

5820 Overbrook Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131


Baha’i Center

Philadelphia Regional Baha’i Center

2462 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131